Nino's

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24 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Nino’s Restaurant is the first restaurant owned by the legendary Nino Selimaj. Fine Italian dining is what we do best, couple with that romantic live music and excellent service and you have a perfect recipe for a memorable outing.

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 10:45PM

What 24 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are "regulars" at Nino's and have always enjoyed each visit. The service is always very attentive and Nino is a gracious host. We also love the live music ("Great American Songbook") on weekends!

g
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great Italian on the upper east side. great food and even better service

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my son’s 5th birthday & everything was great. Nino & his staff go above & beyond to make sure you have a great meal & a great time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my girlfriend and I’d favorite places to eat at in the Upper East Side. Great food, great ambiance, and amazing customer service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food
Warm atmosphere
Gracious staff
Nice piano music

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Super friendly staff and amazing food. Definitely coming back.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chose Nino's from a search of 'Italian', primarily based on it being on the way to the Apollo for a Little Big Town show w/ my 2 daughters. We we're not disappointed in our random selection. And we ate like champs. The three of us shared the carpaccio/arugula "wraps" and custom-requested clams casino. Fantastic without being too filling! Careful with the clams: you can suck them right off the shell easily but wait until they cool down! For our main courses, we played "pass the plate" with the penne vodka, spaghetti carbonara and the sea bass in lemon caper sauce, all busting with flavor. The pasta sauces may have been a little heavy, especially as we neared the bottom but nonetheless delicious. The cannolis finished our visit, again, full of flavor and not overwhelming that we couldn't clean the plate. The service was solid if unspectacular which suited us just fine. We neither neglected nor constantly interrupted. Being on the early side of the NYC Saturday dinner rush, the place was still filling up as we ate so the noise and general bustle were not a detriment, while the décor was scene recognizable as many family-run establishments.....where the focus is on making you feel welcome and feeding you well. There may be better (and more expensive) places to go, but this one more than hit the spot. Three thumbs up from this crew.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Manager extremely rude and condescending. Ruined the dining experience and will not return! 👎

DS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Just do it.

EC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely table side service of Caesar salad and Zabaglione were the highlights!

SD
Las Vegas
80 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ribeye special was excellent if pricey at $55. The ligingui with clam sauce was average at best. Our meal with one tea was $125. Great restaurant but hard to justify the cost

AL
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is adorable and the service could not have been better Both my friend and I ordered the Rigatoni with vodka sauce It was a little too salty and not very good

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great presentation. We had a great time dining here and the food was excellent.

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I truly enjoyed my dining experience at Nino's. I loved the fact that it was busy, but quiet. I never felt rushed, and I was able to enjoy my delicious meal and converse with my cousin. I would definitely recommend Nino's and I will be back!

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino's is one of the best restaurants in NYC, HANDS DOWN!

I have gone to many NYC establishments, but I find myself at Nino's time and time again. The service is unmatched and on majority of nights, they have LIVE MUSIC! Frank Sinatra music on Thurs (my favorite), JAZZ nights on Weds (also fantastic!), and "Classics" on Friday and Saturdays! Dinner and a show!

The lobster prepared table-side and served fra diavolo style over linguini is my personal favorite. It is always a very large portion! Perfect amount of heat, but like any dish, they can prepare it how you like! The Caesar Salad is my favorite salad on the planet! If you are love fish, Nino's always has a fantastic, FRESH selection there as well! The Branzino and the mussels are my other seafood favorites but any of the steaks there, are also a fantastic choice!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT! Truly one of NYC's best!

EB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Today Lunch was just amazing!!!! I made a reservation at Nino’s was a late lunch I was with family and I enjoyed tremendously, to start appetizer was just fresh and delicious love the Pasta special fettuccine with porcini mushrooms so delicious , as main course I had. The Salmon perfectly cook ... to finished I had the banana flame table side Just total experience ... I can’t wait to go back for Dinner . Service friendly and attentive .

PB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were looking forward to a great Italian meal at Nino’s. The reviews seemed uniformly favorable. The menu was very appealing as well.
We had a 6:30 pm reservation on Saturday night for 4. We were seated promptly and received immediate attention to order drinks and our meal. So far so good. Ordered one appetizer and 4 entrees for our party of 4.
Almost an hour went by and we had to ask 3 different folks about where our appetizer was, let alone the meal. The restaurant was not even that busy at that time. Finally got the appetizer- meatballs in a marinara sauce. Very pedestrian.
The meals finally came in another 7-10 minutes. The linguine with fresh clams was fair. The pasta with baby shrimp was better than average and the shrimp were decent size too. The salmon dish was good but not superior on any way.
Bottom line, waited way too long for an average meal. Would not repeat any time soon.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 sisters and 9 daughters loved their dinner at Nino’s!

MM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very accommodating. We really wanted baked claims and it was not on the menu and they made them for us better then most places that sell them.

b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

every need overseen by Nino...from bread to dessert, just a fabulous demonstration of how a restaurant should run....GREAT wine list.....not crowded....a go-to destination

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It’s not the ninos that I knew. The people are nice there but it’s need a refresh. Just my opinion.

D
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! Pianist/singer great and our large group loved the experience. Food was “OK.” Pasta a bit over cooked, veal chops pretty tough, but service excellent and management great. Not sure I’d go back just for food, but would enjoy another visit with big group.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently arrived from Europe and was recommended to try Ninos. From the moment I entered the restaurant I until the end of my night was honestly amazing. The food, service entertainment was incredible. I had a Caesar salad to start and omg the best I’ve ever had. Main course I had the Dover Sole what a fresh delicious fish. The white wine lemon sauce was everything! I ended my dinner with there incredible Banana flambé not only was is so good but what a show it was. I will definitely recommend Ninos to my girlfriends because I will absolutely be back!